An 8 day coach tour of Japan with daily departures. Departure guaranteed regardless of number of people.
City hotels, bullet train, boat trip, Japanese gardens, ancient towns, world heritage villages, wonderful mountain scenery, authentic Japanese food and more: A taste of the real Japan.
UNBEATABLE VALUE £1,795 PER PERSON
TOKYO - MT FUJI - HAKONE - KYOTO - NARA
Price includes: Hotels as stated with daily breakfast, assistance by local representatives at airport/station, taxi fares from Narita airport to your hotel in Tokyo, taxi transfer from Lake Ashi to hotel in Hakone, coach sightseeing in Tokyo, coach tours to Mount Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto and Nara, train journeys as mentioned in the programme, lunch where indicated (L), admission fees.
Price excludes: International flights *, other meals, tipping (not compulsory) and any service not specified. Price is per person sharing twin or double room. Single room supplement is £595 per person.
* To make your holidays even more hassle free, we can purchase international flights on your behalf at competitive prices. Please call for more information.
Please note: Japanese style accommodation will generally be in tatami-mat rooms with low tables and futons. Ryokan have en-suite facilities in the rooms but family run minshuku do not. Occasionally, there will be a need to walk to and from train/bus stations. Clients must be able to carry their own luggage on and off trains and through stations. Good tip: travel light.
DAY 01 International flights to Tokyo.
DAY 02 TOKYO (-/-/-)
On arrival at the airport, meet out representative and board a bus to TCAT ( Tokyo City Air Terminal). On arrival at TCAT take a taxi to Hotel Grand Palace. Rest of the day is at leisure in Tokyo.
DAY 03 TOKYO (B/-/-)
After breakfast, meet our local guide at hotel lobby for a guided city tour visiting the National Diet Building, Meiji Shrine, Tokyo Tower, and Imperial Palace East Garden. The tour ends at the famous Ginza shopping district. Free time to explore this bustling area at your own pace before making your own way back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel Grand Palace.
DAY 04 MOUNT FUJI / HAKONE (B/L/-)
Full day excursion to scenic Mount Fuji and Hakone. After breakfast, coach drive up to the fifth station of Mount Fuji, one of the most beautiful conical volcanoes in the world. Lunch at a local restaurant before cable car ride to Owakudani Valley to board a pirate boat for a beautiful cruise on the romantic Lake Ashi where on clear days a reflection of Mount Fuji can be seen. Transfer (by local taxi) to your hotel in Hakone, The Palace Hotel Hakone for overnight.
DAY 05 NARA (B/L/-)
Transfer to Odawara station for a ride on Japan Rail bullet train to Kyoto (Kodama or Hikari train). On arrival meet our local guide and walk to Hotel New Hanku Kyoto for lunch. Afternoon pick up at your hotel lobby and coach transfer to Nara to join a half day tour of Todaiji temple, Japan’s largest bronze Buddha statue housed in the world’s largest wooden structure, Kasuga lacquered Shrine illuminated by thousands of stone & bronze lanterns donated by worshippers. Next visit a Deer Park before returning to hotel by coach. Overnight at Hotel New Hanku Kyoto.
DAY 06 KYOTO (B/-/-)
Half day guided Kyoto sightseeing including Nijo Castle, one of the Residence of the Tokugawa Shogun. The Castle is famous for its architectural structure and interior design. (Please note: Nijo castle is closed on Tuesdays in Jan, Jul, Aug & Dec. Ryoanji Temple will be arranged as a replacement ). Next visit Kinkakuji Temple with its Golden Pavilion built by a feudal Lord as his personal place of retreat. Then onto Kyoto Imperial Palace, the heart of the ancient capital of Kyoto (On weekends & national holidays, this visit is replaced by Kitano Tenmangu, a shrine dedicated to the God of Study). The tour ends at Kyoto Handicraft Centre from where a free shuttle bus service to your hotel is available. Afternoon is at leisure. Overnight at Hotel New Hanku Kyoto
DAY 07 DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
Walk to Kyoto train station with guide and board a train to Kansai airport for your flight home. Extension to Osaka or Hiroshima can be arranged on request.
DAY 08 Arrive home.